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The Ultimate Guide to Owning a Zero Waste Dog

The Ultimate Guide to Owning a Zero Waste Dog

Dogs improve our quality of life by being enormous happiness boosters and little fluffs of joy; but without proper care and attention, they can wreak havoc on the environment. Read on to discover some top tips for turning your dog zero waste – or at the very least – minimal waste. 1. Compost your dog’s...

Get a Sustainable Night’s Sleep With SOL Organics Eco-Friendly and Fair Trade Bedding

Get a Sustainable Night’s Sleep With SOL Organics Eco-Friendly and Fair Trade Bedding

There’s no question about it: if you want a good night’s sleep you have to invest in good quality, super soft and comfortable bedding. The one I’ve been recommending since 2017? SOL Organics luxurious fair-trade, organic cotton bed sheets. This US-based organic bedding brand meets my personal ethical standards on many fronts; it has a...

The ‘Sharing Economy’ Simply Dresses Up Our Consumerist Tendencies in a More Palatable Ideology

The ‘Sharing Economy’ Simply Dresses Up Our Consumerist Tendencies in a More Palatable Ideology

This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Author: Marianna Sigala, Professor of Tourism – Director of the Centre for Tourism & Leisure Management, University of South Australia The scope and scale of the so-called “sharing economy” has increased exponentially over the past decade, to the point where it affects almost every aspect of...

Recycling Is Not Enough. Zero-Packaging Stores Show We Can Kick Our Plastic Addiction

Recycling Is Not Enough. Zero-Packaging Stores Show We Can Kick Our Plastic Addiction

This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Author: Sabrina Chakori, PhD Candidate, The University of Queensland and Ammar Abdul Aziz, Lecturer, The University of Queensland. Wrapped, sealed, boxed, cling-filmed and vacuum packed. We have become used to consumables being packaged in every way imaginable. The history of “packaging” goes back to the first...

Q&A with Tina Bar, Owner of Ethical, Eco-Friendly and Organic Baby Clothing Online Store, Wild Dill

Q&A with Tina Bar, Owner of Ethical, Eco-Friendly and Organic Baby Clothing Online Store, Wild Dill

We’re often approached by parents asking for recommendations of where to go shopping for eco-friendly and ethical baby clothing and kids toys, so it’s with great excitement that we announce our affiliate brand partnership with Wild Dill. This online boutique features a curated selection of organic, fair trade, natural and made in the USA products for...

Wriggly Toes: Cute Ethical, Eco-Friendly and Organic Bedding To Lull Your Kids to Sleep

Wriggly Toes: Cute Ethical, Eco-Friendly and Organic Bedding To Lull Your Kids to Sleep

Creating a healthy and safe environment for children is the goal of most parents. With increased understanding of how some synthetic chemicals impact human health and the natural environment, the demand for certified organic items, and particularly organic products for kids, has soared over the last decade (the family organic lifestyle was made popular by...

Sustainable Community Transportation – Now and In The Future

Sustainable Community Transportation – Now and In The Future

We live in a world constantly on the move, in seven billion different ways. Our daily errand-running, workday commutes, and vacation travels sometimes put us at odds with our surroundings.  There’s traffic to worry about, which raises our stress levels, the rising gas prices, and insurance prices, that cost you a fortune. The impact of...

Yes, Retailers Exploit Christmas, But Their Decorations Still Evoke Religious Spirit

Yes, Retailers Exploit Christmas, But Their Decorations Still Evoke Religious Spirit

This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Author: Joshua Newton, Associate Dean (Research), Faculty of Business and Law, Deakin University. Christmas trees in the aisles. Baubles hanging from the ceiling. Carols playing on the in-store speakers. Tinsel around the cash register. Shops put a lot of effort into Christmas decorations. It’s in their interest...

One Swimsuit, Multiple Combos: BAIIA’s Ethical, Reversible, Sustainable Swimwear is Versatile AF

One Swimsuit, Multiple Combos: BAIIA’s Ethical, Reversible, Sustainable Swimwear is Versatile AF

It was trying on a high-waisted bikini set in a dressing room back in 2016 that made Brisbane-based Australian designer Amber Boyers want to start her own swimwear line.  “Squeezing in one leg after the other, I can remember straightening up to face the mirror,” says Amber, who launched her sustainable swimwear label BAIIA in...

The Suburbs Are The Spiritual Home of Overconsumption. But They Also Hold The Key To a Better Future

The Suburbs Are The Spiritual Home of Overconsumption. But They Also Hold The Key To a Better Future

This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Author: Samuel Alexander, Research fellow, Melbourne Sustainable Society Institute, University of Melbourne and Brendan Gleeson, Director, Melbourne Sustainable Society Institute, University of Melbourne. Suburban affluence is the defining image of the good life under capitalism, commonly held up as a model to which all humanity should...